Backlight is a malleable website creation and photo publishing platform for photographers, leveraging Lightroom’s Publish Services to make easy work of managing image galleries online.

With Backlight, have your website and image galleries up-and-running in a matter of minutes. Then use Backlight’s built-in designer to customize the content, look and feel of your site.

Backlight is awesome. Here are some reasons why:


There are no themes; Backlight's built-in designer lets you customize just about everything, including site and gallery colors, layout, behavior and features. Add your logo, author page copy, and upload images; express yourself, and make your website your website.


Designed for desktop, tablet and mobile devices in equal measure. Your content reflows, and your images go everywhere.

Lightroom-to-Website Publishing

Your photography lives in Lightroom; with Backlight, create and manage your image galleries from within your catalog, using Lightroom's Publish Services. Create new albums or album sets, easily add or remove images, modify captions and metadata, change gallery descriptions, and more.

Search Engine Optimized

Backlight adheres to white hat SEO practices to maximize search engine performance, and we update as necessary to keep up with ever-changing SEO standards.

No Coding Necessary

You're a photographer; be a photographer.
Build a complete website without ever having to write a line of code. Format text using simple Markdown syntax, and utilize the many built-in features to create a robust site to showcase your photography in the best light ...

Coding Supported

... or utilize Backlight's advanced customization and extensibility features, including an integrated grid framework, Font Awesome icon support, PHPlugins extensibility API, and more. Backlight has plenty of built-in features for designers at all levels.

Web-standards, Future-forward

Baked from the finest ingredients, Backlight's recipe calls for standards-compliant HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript to work on all devices, in all modern browsers, now and forever. No Flash, and no becoming obsolete.

Friendly Support

The Turning Gate enjoys an active support community. Make friends, ask questions, and get answers from fellow users and Backlight's authors in our community forum. We're committed to seeing every customer through to launching their website.